For some of the mamas out there, breastfeeding can become pretty stressful when the body doesn’t produce as much milk as they would like, or as much as their baby needs.
According to Mom365, there are many tips and tricks out there to help a woman’s body produce more milk. Some of those tips include:
- Visiting a lactation consultant
- Wearing the right bra
- Eating oatmeal
- And avoiding hormonal birth control
However, there are some moms claiming that a specific drink on Starbucks’s menu has quite literally made the milk start pouring from their breasts.Flickr/Maja
According to LifeHacker, one mom posted a picture of her milk stained shirt after she ordered and drank the Starbucks Pink Drink. Laura Galvin explained in the Milky Mamas breastfeeding support group on Facebook:
“So this happened and it NEVER happens.”
As LifeHacker reports, in the last week Galvin pumped a total of 48 four ounce bags of breast milk. She claimed to be running out of space in her freezer — which she thanks the “Pink Drink” for making possible.
She admitted that she is looking for a place to donate some of the milk that she just doesn’t have room for.
And Galvin isn’t the only mom singing the Pink Drink’s praises. Stephanie Lester told LifeHacker that after just two days of drinking the Pink Drink, her three-month-old daughter “got choked up” while breastfeeding.
Others are claiming their supply has doubled thanks to Starbucks.
Here is how Starbucks describes the Pink Drink:
Our crisp, Strawberry Acai Refreshers Beverage, with its accents of passion fruit, is combined with creamy Coconut milk. It’s a fruity and refreshing sip of spring, no matter what time of year.
Many seem to believe that the coconut milk is the reason moms are seeing a boost in their milk supply, due to its natural electrolytes.
However, it’s important to note that the Pink Drink isn’t a scientifically proven trick to help moms who breastfeed, so it’s very important that you consult with your doctor or specialist instead of relying on the beverage for help.